This shrine is dedicated to the gods of mountains, sea and war. It is the head shrine of approximately 10,000 Oyamazumi Shrines across the country. The shrine has been highly respected by both the Imperial Family and the shoguns. For this reason, you can see a lot of offerings, such as swords and breastplates on display. There are a lot of objects, designated as Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures, so it is worth visiting the adjacent Treasure Hall. “Kinju Budo” Mirror offered by the Empress Saimei during the Battle of Hakusukinoe is especially worth seeing.
The hours of the Treasure Hall are from 8:30 to 16:30, the building closes at 17:00. The entrance fee is 1000 yen for adults, 800 yen for high school students, and 400 yen for junior high school students. Shaden and Haiden halls are also worth seeing, as well as White Cedar gates, restored in 2010. Be sure to see the majestic camphor tree, designated as Important Natural Monument.
From JR Imabari Station take Omishima Express bus and get off at “Oyamazumi Jinja-mae”, 3 minutes from there. Car: 20 minutes from Omishima IC on Nishi Seto Expressway.
Description: Oyamazumi Shrine
|Sights||Oyamazumi Shrine (大山祇神社 )|
3327 Miyaura, Omishima-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0897-82-0032|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Autumn (September - November)
|Recommended target||Groups Adult (ages 20+)|
Map: Oyamazumi Shrine